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Vehicles damaged by potholes after storm

By Rebecca Peppiatt WILD winds and damaging rain played havoc with road surfaces throughout the eastern suburbs on Tuesday night, leaving some motorists with thousands of dollars worth of damage to their cars. A pothole on the Great Eastern Highway ...

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Recognition for young historian

A 16-year-old Parkerville student has received state recognition for his dedication to the preservation of history in the Hills. Owen Briffa is a finalist in the Western Australian Heritage Awards in the Voluntary Individual Contribution section. Owen is the curator ...

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Kalamunda council elected

By Melissa Sheil AS the dust from the 2021 local government election settles, the new City of Kalamunda Council line-up now has a decidedly feminine edge. Alongside eight female councillors to four male with two fresh faces, the City appointed ...

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David Lucas returns to city helm

By Claire Ottaviano THE City of Swan was briefly without a mayor this week after an unprecedented mistake left the mayoral election hanging for 24 hours. Councillors Charlie Zannino and David Lucas nominated for mayor at Monday night’s first meeting ...

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Voting blunder leaves council dangling

THE City of Swan is still without a mayor or deputy mayor after tonight’s special council meeting to elect the positions was adjourned due to a mistake made during the election process. Councillors had cast their votes to elect either ...

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‘We don’t want town water here’

By Rebecca Peppiatt WEST Bullsbrook residents are divided after the government announcement last week they’d finally be getting hooked up to scheme water, five years after their bores were contaminated with toxic fire fighting chemicals (PFAS). However, not all properties ...

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Still time to vote

By Claire Ottaviano ON average, only a quarter of ratepayers in the eastern and hills region have so far voted in this Saturday’s local government elections. Despite the low postal vote return, it is looking like voter turnout in the ...

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Petition for bushfire program audit denied

By Melissa Sheil A PETITION put forward by City of Kalamunda residents wanting changes to bushfire mitigation practices was shut down in council this week. Signed by 100 ratepayers, the petition requested an audit into various aspects of the  Bushfire ...

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